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Ibanez TCM50 Talman Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Get the look and feel of an electric with the sound of an acoustic. This brown sunburst acoustic electric features a double cutaway design giving you easy access to the higher frets. (70) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez TCM50 Talman Natural

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Product Description

Talmans are for the electric guitarist who likes being on stage with an instrument that has the bright resonance of an acoustic and the streamlined look and feel of an electric. In 2003, players can choose the clarity of the bridge pickups in Ibanez's standard spruce top models or the warmer sound of a magnetic sound-hole pickup in the ash-topped Talman TCM50.

Series Features:

- Double Cutaway Body
- Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
- Die-Cast Tuners
- Mahogany Neck
- High Gloss Finish

Have you seen the headlines? "Guitar rock is back."

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- Body Shape: Talman Double Cutaway body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Figured Ash
- Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Body Binding: Ivory
- Soundhole Rosette: Maple wooden marquetry
- Tuning Machine: Chrome Die-cast Tuner
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
- Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
- Pickup: Ibanez AP2 Magnetic pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez AEQ200M preamp w/2-band EQ
- Output Jack: 1/4" output
- Battery: 9V Battery
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Finish Back and Sides: Gloss
- Finish Neck Back: Gloss
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 18 x 5 in
Vintage Brown Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 17 x 5 in
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used or factory 2nds products are not warranted.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
Customer Reviews
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Ease of Use: THis is a smaller body guitar, so the sound projection is not as intense as a full bodied acoustic,but is very good. WOW- plug it in to an amp and it sounds EXCELLENT!!! Quality: Bought the ibanez Talman TCM 50 guitar as a blemished item on sale. Can't find anything cosmetically wrong with it. The strings were loosened possibly for shipment and I had difficulty retuning them. I brought the guitar to my neighborhood guitar luthier and he made a neck and some other minor adjustments, put on some new strings and the guitar plays beautifully. Very atractive dark wood grain. Very light weight. Battery is a snap to replace. I play electric guitars and wanted a small bodied guitar which feels like an electric--this it it! Value: Bought this as a blemished item (can't find anything cosmetically wrong with it) and saved a lot of money making this guitar an excellent value.
Style of Music: rock; pop; Christian worship
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Sound: Beautiful tone plugged in or not. I was surprised by this guitar. For the price, I was expecting much less. It plays wonderful and has a bright sound with lots of resonance. When played through an amp I like a little chorus to go along with it -- makes the sound more full. If you want this guitar to play like an electric you'll need to put lighter gauge strings on it. I believe it comes with 12's on it. Of course, if you do that you'll lose some tone. Feature: The only thing that I wish this model of the Talman had was an onboard tuner. I ended up buying a clip on tuner (PT-10) and it works great. Ease of Use: This guitar comes with medium gauge strings on it, so it is somewhat difficult to do full step bends. I recommend putting light strings on it, especially if you'll be playing primarily through an amp. Tension is high on the strings it comes with, which makes the action stiff. However, the height of the strings is perfect. No buzz, all frets were level and every note on the guitar rings out perfect, even when doing bends. The guitar came in perfect condition and it is a beautiful guitar. Love the Ash top and Mahagony neck/sides/bottom. Tuners could use improvement -- they are simple die-cast tuners. Quality: Excellent quality control. This is probably the best Chinese made guitar that I've seen straight out of the box. It came with all the hardware for making adjustments. Intonation was spot on. Very glossy finish. It's a work of art. The only thing it needed when I received it (IMO) is a new set of strings to suit my playing style. Value: This guitar is, in my opinion, worth much more than what I paid for it. It is flawless, looks awesome, and plays beautifully. I've been playing guitar since 1978 and I think I've had enough experience to evaluate and review guitars. Hey, it's not a $2500 Taylor but for what it is and for the price point it is an excellent guitar. Perfect for all levels of players. Manufacturer Support: Don't know about support, since I've haven't needed it yet. But I can say that I have made Zzounds.com one of the first places to look when I want to buy equipment and accessories. Everything arrives promptly and in perfect condition. Plus, no tax and free shipping. The Wow Factor: I chose this guitar primarily due to the compact size, styling, and I wanted and acoustic-electric. Sturdy guitar, high gloss finish, nice wood grain, fast neck. Like I said previously, the action is a little taut, but lighter gauge strings should remedy this (unless you like it that way). I compared this guitar to the Fender Stratacoustic and a couple of Ovations and felt that both had a lot to be desired. Overall: This one's a keeper. If I lost it somehow I'd buy another.
Style of Music: Metal, Hard Rock, Classic Rock
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